By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – It took less than three minutes on Tuesday afternoon, for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to receive one of the biggest blows to her administration, with the country’s largest political party, the PMDB, voting to withdraw itself from the government coalition.

“Starting today, in this historic meeting for the PMDB, the PMDB is withdrawing from the government of President Dilma Rousseff,” said the party’s VP, Senator Romero Juca minutes after the meeting was called into session.

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